This antibiotic will ruin you. 

4739Hi there, we need to talk. My name is Amy Moser. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…

The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Fluoroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July 2016. They site “multiple system damage that may be irreversible. Permanent you guys. Here is the link for the warning if you are a doubting Thomas: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm500143.htm. Take a gander real quick if you are reading this with an eyebrow raised. Trust me, I wish I had been given the opportunity to soak up this information before it was too late.

In 2010, I took Cipro for a UTI and it changed my life forever. A round of antibiotics literally changed the path I was walking, into a path that I couldn’t even crawl on. Multiple spontaneous tendon and ligament ruptures, spinal degeneration, and arthritis that is widespread. We are talking multiple joint dislocations and surgeries to most of my large joints and spine. Twenty surgeries in the last 7 years if you wanna count. I said T W E N T Y. This class of antibiotics were supposed to be only used as a last resort antibiotics, if all other options had failed. They never were supposed to be given for common infections. They damage the body so seriously because they actually damage the mitochondrial DNA. Those affect all cell function. Fantastic. You now have tissue paper tendons and ligaments. You are a human piñata at a party and life is whacking you left and right. Do you know what it feels like to hear and feel your shoulder pull apart like taffy, or your achilles pop and tear apart like an old rubber band? It gets even better. Flouroquinolones cross the blood brain barrier. This can result in psychiatric events, depression, and suicidal thoughts. I was incredibly fortunate not to have the psychiatric side of this.

Here is another sickening truth…the damage is cumulative. The more exposures you have to these antibiotics, the more damage is done to your body. Not just for some people, ALL people. A hundred percent of people who take a Fluoroquinolone antibiotic, show changes in blood flow to the tendon, cartilage, and ligament in their bodies. Each person has a different breaking point depending on their own unique DNA. Some people fall apart or die after 1 pill. I fell apart after my 4th round of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics in my life and some people are on their 25th round and are still oblivious to what is happening inside them until they break. It might not even be a physical one. It may be a psychotic one. By then, it’s too late. The damage is done.

This was my nightmare. It gets worse. There is no cure. No treatment. No relief. No specialist even. Im telling you…if it hadn’t been for the knowledge that God is ever present and with me…I would have walked out in front of a bus. He is the reason I am sane…well mostly.

I am writing this in hopes that you will educate yourself and your families. Don’t take that antibiotic in ignorance one more time. Don’t take your chances. Don’t be afraid to demand an alternative. You get only one life.

I am convinced that a large portion of why God allowed this in my life, is so that I could use my loud mouth to educate you. To share the blessings and miracles He has given me throughout this journey and to be my obnoxious self for a cause that needs to be shouted from the rooftops. If you take a Fluoroquinolone by choice…please don’t tell me. It makes me have anxiety and it makes me worry about something I can’t control. Only you can control what goes in your body. When you tell me you take these antibiotics, it makes me feel physically ill. If you only understood the risk you are taking, you wouldn’t take it. Save the explanation. There are alternatives if you demand them. I’ve refused these medications on multiple occasions and so has my mom who is allergic to penicillins and Cephalosporins and Sulfa. There are other options if you demand them. If you don’t have Anthrax poisoning, or pseudomonas bacteria…my family doctor will tell you, they can figure something else out.

I am going to share some trustworthy Fluoroquinolone warning links. If you look them up…I am sure you will be glad you did. Do it for yourself and do it for your friends and your family.

 

Over the last 7 years, I’ve been to 3 Rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons and spine surgeons, physical therapists, physical medicine and rehab specialists and 3 different primary care doctors. There is no treatment but to try to put back together what breaks.

I have seen multiple docs from Mayo clinic and they are in the same boat as the others. They don’t know how to reverse it. They can’t. The science is not there yet. I contacted a doctor from Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, his name was Jay Smith, and he had been part of a research study of the effects of Fluoroquinolones on the musculoskeletal system in the athletic population. He actually wrote me back when I asked him for a consult and told him I would even fly there for an appointment if he thought he could help me. He said that he didn’t know how to treat it. They know the science behind the damage that Fluoroquinolones cause, but the science is not there yet in how to reverse it.

I will tell you this. I reached an incredibly low and dark place when he responded with this. You have to understand that I have had a miracle. God is what has gotten me through this and I can’t put the credit on anything else. The ministers at my church prayed for me with blessed oil. In the Bible it talks about this in James chapter 5. I had an incredible experience during that “administration.” My son was 8 years old at the time and he had a dream that night where God spoke to him and told him that “He was going to heal his mom, but we had to be patient.” This was 5 years ago. I am hiking mountains regularly now. My body still has many problems but my progress has been a miracle and all my surgeons and doctors will tell you the same. God is the great physician, and He alone is the answer. I did write a book about this. It’s called “The Magnificent Story of a Lame Author.” It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, and Kobo. There is also a link directly to Amazon from my blog homepage. I have had countless blessings through this and the credit for the improvement is God’s.

We have to get this information out there. Spread it to everyone you know. Print the FDA warning and show it to your friends and family and even your doctors. Sometimes the warnings slip through the cracks and they don’t know. You could save their lives. Alright people, let’s make a positive difference! Below are further medical study links and warnings associated with Fluoroquinolones. They were sent by a German contact who has compiled this information. Some cannot be directly linked, but if copied and pasted in the search bar, will be accessible. For more information and links, please read my post, “One Floxie Lady,” found here: https://mountainsandmustardseedssite.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/one-floxie-lady/

  1. Ciprofloxacin not only damages cartilage in children and young people, but also in adults:

https://www.ncbi .nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC164164/pdf/412562.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10663387 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11685846

  1. Cipro causes serious arthropathies in adults:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8453165 → DOI: 10.1177/106002809302700308

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-72450-3_21 http://www.zeitschrift-sportmedizin.de/fileadmin/content/archiv2003/heft06/Martinek.pdf
Tendon damage and tears (and other muscle-scelettal issues) can occur months after discountinuation of the medication:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4080593/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7860672

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20215992 → DOI: 10.1097/CND.0b013e3181d23a9c https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4080593/
For patients with Myasthenia gravis the use of this medication can lead to death:

https://www.arznei-telegramm. de/html/2012_09/1209404_01.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21879778 → DOI: 10.2165/11593110-000000000-00000
The medication can lead to myalgies which require emergency treatments:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/24196595_Ciprofloxacin-related_acute_severe_myalgia_necessitating_emergency_care_treatment_A_case_report_and_review_of_the_lite rature

Cipro can lead to lasting vision disorders:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17300586 → DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2007.01427.x

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2910230

Central nervous system disorders including suicide:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18677343

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51139497_Quinolones_Review_of_Psychiatric_and_Neurological_Ad verse_Reactions.

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1590140841.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4202555/

http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1064665

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC2360825/pdf/postmedj00087-0063.pdf http://www.psychosomaticsjournal.com/article/S0033-3182(07)71051-4/abstract https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3513220/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301640337_Quinolone_antibiotics_and_suicidal_behavior_analysis_ of_the_World_Health_Organization %27s_adverse_drug_reactions_database_and_discussion_of_potential_mechanisms

Heart ailments and arrythmias:

https://www.ncbi .nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11505790 → DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1300083

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17388913 http://www.bvmj.bu.edu.eg/issues/25-1/13.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11772147

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18319500

http://www.oapublishinglondon.com/article/1372 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15851230

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19387967

http://www.revespcardiol.org/en/a-case-of-prolonged-qt/articulo/13146861/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21075583 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16386810  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18319500  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22259166  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21271486

Hypoglycemia and Diabetes:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17911203 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4410896/

http://cjhp-online.ca/cshp/index.php/cjhp/article/download/345/338&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm2eyUpxyI0JDWKX7F3Wo4nv VpRTqA&oi=scholarr

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002 -9343(09)00871-7/abstract

Long-lasting  problems of the gastrointestinal tract:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih .gov/pmc/articles/PMC2586385/ http://www.nature.com/ja/journal/v64/n1/full/ja2010137a.html http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1198743X14001025

Serious kidney and u-tract problems, including kidney failure:

http://www.jurology.com/article/S0022 -5347(05)67379-X/abstract

https://www.arznei-telegramm.de/html/1995_12/9512120_01.html

https://www.ncbi .nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12911170

Liver failure even after a single dose of Cipro; damages to the gall bladder;

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s100960100513 DOI:10.1007/s100960100513

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5036381/

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(94)91624-1/abstract → DOI:

1016/S0140-6736(94)91624-1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026643/

Cipro inhibits the very important liver enzyme CYP 3A4

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elliot_Hersh/publication/8642018_Drug_interactions_in_dentistry_The_i mportance_of_knowing_your_CYPs/links/53db72090cf2a19eee8b7819/Drug-interactions-in-dentistry-The-importance-of-knowing-your-CYPs.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21190921 https://www.aerzteblatt.de/pdf/113/21/p18.pdf?ts=25.05.2016+09%3A40%3A08

Incidents of blood thinning and fatal bleeding

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00063-003 -1268-7/ → DOI:10.1007/s00063-003-1268-7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15070128 → DOI: 10.3171/jns.2004.100.4.0710 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17045852 → DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2006.08.002

Cipro given during pregnancy can cause either termination of pregnancy or deformities of the embryo:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0301211595025243 → DOI: 10.1016/0301-2115(95)02524-3

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC105599/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15307429 → DOI: 10.1016/S0035-9203(03)80032-9)

https://www.innovativepublication.com/admin/uploaded_files/IJPP_3(4)_225-226.pdf

http://jms.org.br/PDF/v27n1a05.pdf

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0301211595025243 → DOI: 10.1016/0301-2115(95)02524-3

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/2/3/e001077.full .pdf

Reproductive toxicity (reduction of sperms); Reduced fertility

http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/servlets/MCRFileNodeServlet/FUDISS_derivate_000000012195/Dissertation_Agnes_Foest.pdf

http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?rm08012

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17430273 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10623489 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3850316/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23420823

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4312808/
Medication risks which are omitted from the package insert:

Cardiac death through Cipro

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6196

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/834217
Lesions of the aorta

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/11/e010077.full https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26436523

Life-threatening rhabdomyolysis

http://www.arznei -telegramm.de/html/2013_05/1305046_02.html
Lethal Thrombocytopenia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12451346 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09537100801993040

Multisymptomatic Syndrom which leads to permanent handicap

http://www.saferpills.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/FQ-induced-serious-persistent-multisx-adverse-effects-BMJ-Case-Reports.pdf

Retinal detachment with permanent vision loss:

http://jamanetwork . com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1148331 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4183446/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24170197 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26967005

Uveitis and Optikusneuritis:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pubmed/25275293 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17300586 https://www.arznei-telegramm.de/html/1993_12/9312134_03.html
Fixed pharmaceutical reactions:

https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/48250/1/dv08224. pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4408714/

 

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Guillain-Barré-Syndrome

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24472364 → DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2013.12.009

von Willebrand-Syndrome

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(94)92748-0/abstract → DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(94)92748-0

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15070128

Permanent hearing loss

http://www.hc -sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/bulletin/carn-bcei_v14n1-eng.php
Systemic Lupus erythematodes.

http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/36/36-1394092468.pdf?t=1411548312

Pyoderma gangraenosum

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481820/

Stomatitis

http://databankws.lareb.nl/Downloads/kwb_2011 _1_fluor.pdf

Manic disorders

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11799346 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/51139497_Quinolones_Review_of_Psychiatric_and_Neurological_Ad verse_Reactions

Pancreatitis

https://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026643/

Toxic and fatal epidermal Nekrolysis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pubmed/9310730 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289163593_Fatal_ciprofloxacin-induced_toxic_epidermal_necrolysis_Lyell_syndrome_A_case_report_and_review_of_the_literature https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15115708

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/276439054_Fatal_case_of_ciprofloxacin_induced_Toxic_epidermal_n ecrolysis

Fatal Vasculitis and frequency of vasculitis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19669086 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5208583/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley. com/doi/10.1111/j.1398-9995.1997.tb02612.x/abstract → DOI: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1997.tb02612.x

http://www.cjhp-online.ca/index.php/cjhp/article/viewFile/508/505 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1398-9995.1997.tb02607.x/full https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2911319 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7645562

https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/22/2/660/1885713/Ciprofloxacin-induced-ANCA-negative-cutaneous-and

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8262601 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7941927

http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Citation/1995/06000/UNUSUAL_ADVERSE_EFFECTS_OF_CIPROFLOXACIN__PURP URIC.17.aspx

Gangrene which requires amputation

https://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19892516

 

 

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3,730 thoughts on “This antibiotic will ruin you. 

    1. There are a couple things that no other antibiotic can cover. Anthrax and pseudamonas are a couple of those. With those 2 things, you are going to die left untreated. A Fluoroquinolone antibiotic in those cases, gives the patient and doctors an option, allbeit a knarly one. You nay want to give them a shot in those cases, otherwise short of a last resort, these antibiotics should not be prescribed. Its like chemo for cancer. The cancer will eventually kill you, and the chemo may kill you also and leave you damaged as well, but it also may save your life from cancer.

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  1. They gave my mother the strongest antibiotics and she had to go through dialysis the doc said they gave her the wrong one it was too strong caused her liver n kidneys not to function right … well my mother was getting to weak from everything (dailysis) my mother passed away last year June 22 2017 R.I.P. Pheobe Thompson – Quinn

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  2. Would a stem cell transplant be applicable? How about the Platelets rich Plasma Injections?
    My very best wishes to you, Amy.
    We send people to the moon yet cannot undue the damage done by drugs… Never give up!
    My daughter is presently undergoing some very complicated dental treatment im Turkey caused by rubbish work done in Canada and England.
    Search medical tourism. The standard of care in the developed nations is much worse that in many countries we consider inferior. You would be surprised.
    Daugjger neede and mri scan which was done the same day she inquired. She begged the doctors for the scan in Sngland and was refused and offered narcoric pain killers for her chronic pain.
    Keep searching. There is a solution you just did not come across it yet.

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    1. Yes we can send people to the moon and yet so many drugs are debilitating or killing us? The answers lie with the drug companies. There is a cure for cancer out there somewhere. But drug companies want it to be silent. They wouldn’t make their billions made from cancer patients.

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  3. Thank you for pulling this information together. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes, tinnitus, Neuropathy, joint failure in knees and shoulders, autoimmune syndrome, all considered to be from unknown causes. As I look back on the past 11 years since this began, I realize I had taken Cipro for an infected tooth and after a root canal. I’m now confined to a wheelchair.
    Keep warning people.

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  4. Thank you so much for this info! I’m living with so much pain and discomfort daily. I feel that it can be contributed to these antibiotics,. I have taken both and more several times! I’m in my fiftys now. I have been on as much as twnety plus medications more than once a day tocopewith all of my physica, emotional,l and mental issues. I have carefully cut back on my own using diet and essential oils with the helpof my family. I have been diagnosed with
    Adhd, bipolar, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, osteopenia, rhuematoid arthritis, fibramyaljia, gerd, reflux, ibs, degenerative disc, herniated disc, lupus, diabetes, hypo thyroidism, carpal tunnel, repetitive tendonitis, muscle spasms, cronic migrains, shingles, mersa, and food n environmental allergies. I thank God for being able to live happy and to copewiththese on a daily basis. I will be looking for yourbook and passing this information on.

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    1. I had some of your diagnosis that I began experiencing at 48 years old. I decided to have a hormone panel test and it showed I was very low in vitamin d and testosterone. Previous to getting checked I was experiencing digestive issues like bloating, joint aches, severe anxiety, reflux. The doctor diagnosed me w/hypo-thyroid. Took me a year going to Primary Care , GI docs, GYN docs, to finally get a diagnosis Hyp-thyroid which causes a lot of the symptoms I was experiencing. I began pellet therapy and my symptoms improved by 90%! I’m am a lot happier!!!!

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  5. I thank you for your diligence in providing all of this information. I’ve taken Cipro on many occasions as well as Levaquin and have been plagued with many symptoms that have yet to be explained or diagnosed. It all makes perfect sense now. I live with chronic pain and at the age of 53 can’t even imagine what my life will be like in 10 years. It’s quite depressing. Like you, it is my knowledge of a Loving God and my faith that gives me the courage and strength to persevere. I wish you the very best in your attempts to reach those who have not yet been affected. Your target audience should be young people who still have the opportunity to choose for themselves and their children not to use these drugs. Knowledge is power. Thank you for your efforts.
    Sincerely,
    Jana Dunaway

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  6. I suspect my 23-year-old is in the beginning stages of suffering from taking a round of Cipro for common UTI. I have spent all day researching and reading all I can to understand this horrific condition. Your blog has not only informative, but it has given me hope. I pray that my daughter doesn’t have to endure what you went through. You are strong, and I admire your strength and faith. Science and God can work together. We don’t have to pick one or the other. Time will tell what my daughter will be faced with. In the meantime, I will praying.

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    1. I’m so sorry your daughter is having to deal with this. Having been affected myself I worry all the time about my 26 & 28 yr old children not paying attention to what they are being prescribed and also being poisoned by these antibiotics. Consider joining the facebook support group, there is a special one for younger people also, but most youngsters stay in the main group where all the conversation is. The group has helped me tremendously. https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/

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  7. Thanks for this encouragement
    I used to work as a medical dr but got multiststem issues particularly very weak leg muscles ,heart arrhythmia, very dry eyes amongst dither things
    My mobility is affected
    I used to run and enjoy sports and now I’m isolated and sadly also divorced partly because husband couldn’t cope with the debility
    I’ve felt duocidal at times but I am s Christian and God has promised me healing
    I am however finding the daily life very tough and still grieve the healthy body I used to have
    Your testimony gives me hope
    Please pray for me believing for full recovery for Gods glory
    Thanks x

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    1. Lucy, please join us on the facebook support group, Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/ There are over 9,000 members from around the world, all helping and learning from each other, what helps, what makes our condition worse. Some members have been affected for over 20 yrs, gotten bad advice and treatment from the medical system that made them worse. You can learn how to manage this and improve your health, even if it’s not a cure. Hope to see you there.

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  8. So, I’ve been prescribed this (these) class of antibiotics on NUMEROUS occasions and, have also seen my health decline over the last 20 years. How do I even go about finding out if this is exactly my problem? What tests do I need to ask for? From your blog, there’s no cure, but is their a way of “managing” this? I’ve suffered for so long, I’ve contemplated suicide, I’ve relied on God, and I’ve never applied for disability. Now I am to that point, but don’t even know where to start.

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    1. I’d suggest joining the Facebook support group, Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Group where there are over 9,000 others from around the world, all helping each other and learning from those who have been dealing with this for many many yrs. The collective knowledge within the group has helped me immensely. It’s a private group so you have to ask to join and answer a few questions to maintain the privacy and integrity of the group. Hope to see you there, https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/

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    2. I’m so sorry Faith. Diagnosis is more vorrelariin of symptoms beginning with when you took a Fluorowuinolone, and process of eliminating other possible genetic and autoimmune disorders. Managing symptoms has been a juggle since the beginning. Physical therapy that is gentle by a therapist who knows about the fragile connective tissue, surgeons to repair ruptures, good regular doc to keep an eye on heart health, and maybe a psychologist if you struggle with psychiatric side effects from the medication. I have even wished to die at times, and from the extent of this damage and degree of pain, I don’t think it’s uncommon among all of us affected. God is all that keeps me from despair. I am so sorry, I send you my love and hugs. I have improved over time. I’m nowhere near normal, but its better than it was at one point in time.

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  9. I just wanted to share that there is a product called Protandim that actually heals mitochondrial DNA. It’s all natural and is an amazing product and people have seen amazing results with it for a mmultitude things because it does affect so many of our body’s functions. I’m so sorry you went through this, and so appreciative that you shared it with so many others!

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  10. I was that “ one pill” person who almost died! It turned off my kidneys within minutes of taking it. It tor my tendons on my feet. I have never ever been the same again, its so sad, but on a hood note I livedto tell anout it!! I am very very thankful to be alive but at times I wished Ihaf my normal life back. Exercise and industriousness witha vibtant spirit now I dont have those things becausr of pain. A recent car accident affed insult to injury!!!

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  11. Isn’t there a class action law suit on this??? If not, I am shocked! I’m pretty sure that I have taken this antibiotic in the past and that scares me……why isn’t this more widely known? I’m so sorry for those that have been adversely affected by this “medicine”. So terribly sad. I pray for all of you.

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    1. Hello this is Chet. Ive been taking Cipro since I had a 1998 wreck in Dallas Texas . I was just prescribed Cipro for a kidney infection . I feel terrible all the time . my kidneys back and legs hurt constantly now. I just today heard about this article from my mother an hour ago. Did I mention the muscle spasms. Someone help please. I’m stopping taken these any more . I hope the damage isn’t already done

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      1. Chet, it’s never to late to try to recover from the effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Most recovery recommendations include eating only whole organic foods and possibly taking some supplements to provide nutrients for mitochondrial health, and NOT eating processed foods that may have additives and sugars that cause us more inflammation & pain. Consider joining a Facebook support group, such as the Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/floxies/ which helped me greatly in getting at least some recovery from the horrible effects of these antibiotics.

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  12. I have had your book for a long time. I am one of the lucky ones who never suffered damage from past uses of both cipro and Levaquin ! I am so grateful for your testimony. I like to
    warn people about these drugs. And I will never take this class of drugs again! God be with you !
    Marilyn Piepho 💕

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  13. I was given Cipro ( non generic ) back in the mid ninety’s and ended up with several complications which I have listed already on this site. I have read a lot of the comments on here and have learned that you can not sue if you have taken a generic form. It seems I read where there was a civil suit for people that had damage from the drug if taken before a certain date? Do you happen to know if this is true?

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  14. A shocking and horrifying read. My loving thoughts are with you. In your place I would find the best and most innovative homeopath (one who is constantly studying, going to courses and experimenting) and let her/him treat me. It may take years but this is the most gentle yet powerful form of healing I have found in all my 72 years and I have experienced, seen and heard of miracles. Namaste, Autumn and thank you for thinking of others during your suffering. You are an inspiration to us all. I wish you healed, soul sister.

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  15. A shocking and horrifying read. My loving thoughts are with you. In your place I would find the best and most innovative homeopath (one who is constantly studying, going on courses and experimenting) and let her/him treat me. It may take years but this is the most gentle yet powerful form of healing I have found in all my 72 years and I have experienced, seen and heard of miracles. Namaste, Autumn and thank you for thinking of others during your suffering. You are an inspiration to us all. May you receive your own miracle, soul sister.

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